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Trump Expresses Support for 'Persecuted' Rioters of January 6 'Protest' in Bonkers Statement

Trump Expresses Support for 'Persecuted' Rioters of January 6 'Protest' in Bonkers Statement
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On January 6, a mob of pro-Trump extremists motivated by then-President Donald Trump's lies about the 2020 election stormed the United States Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection.

Hoping to stop the congressional certification of then-President-elect Joe Biden's victory, the mob shattered windows, beat police officers, ransacked offices, smeared excrement across the walls and threatened the lives of even Republican elected officials.

The chaos went on for hours before Trump finally told the rioters to go home, placating them by saying they were very "special" and that he loved them.

Though his administration condemned the violence later, Trump continues to spout the same delusions that incited it in the first place: that Democrats engaged in widespread election fraud to somehow "steal" the election from Trump.

Now, the Capitol is heightening security yet again, as hundreds of conservatives prepare to descend on the building in a "Justice for J6" rally advocating for the rioters.

On Friday, Trump expressed his support in a statement for those who stormed the Capitol earlier this year on his behalf.

Referring to the deadly insurrection as a "protest," he wrote:

"Our hearts and minds are with the people being persecuted so unfairly relating to the January 6th protest concerning the Rigged Presidential Election. In addition to everything else, it has proven conclusively that we are a two-tiered system of justice. In the end, however, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!"

Social media users condemned the statement en masse.

Some said it was Trump himself who should be facing justice.

The House Select Committee regarding January 6, despite widespread opposition from Republican members of Congress, continues to investigate the insurrection.